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Essential Winemakers

Read about the wines of our Essential Winemakers — an elite group of producers who consistently make excellent wine — with this archive of wine articles.

  • Sandro Fay

    The Wines … Valtellina’s most Barolo-like wines come from Vini Sandro Fay, a meticulous winery with substantial...

  • Thillardon

    The Wines… A charming little outpost tucked in between Moulin-à-Vent and Juliénas, Chénas is among the least...

  • Barone Pizzini

    The Wines… One of Franciacorta’s founding estates and the most established of its organic producers, Barone Pizzini...

  • What Our Wine Icons Mean

    With the Essential Winemakers secion of this site, I not only want to guide you toward the...

  • Still Essential: Château du Moulin-à-Vent

    If Anything, the Domaine of Reference for Moulin-à-Vent is Just Getting Better

  • Jean-Pierre Guyon

    The Wines… If ever there was proof that you do not need to obsess on Grand Cru...

  • Passopisciaro

    The Wines… There are many compelling red wines coming from Etna these days, but none make a...

  • Zind-Humbrecht

    The Wines… Domaine Zind-Humbrecht offers one of Alsace’s most extensive rosters of wines. With the 2017 vintage,...

  • Château du Hureau

    The Wines… The father-daughter team behind Saumur-Champigny’s Château du Hureau represent the fifth and sixth generation of...

  • Three Wines from Alois Lageder

    Battling Climate Change with a Bag of Tricks

  • Elisabetta Foradori: Biodynamic Alone Is Not Enough

    A Visit to Her "Small Forest of Teroldego"

  • Terredora di Paolo

    The Wines… Campania is one of Italy’s most vital, ancient and varied regions for wine. Yet the...


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